Minimally Invasive Surgery Chicago - Removal Of Uterus Chicago - Gynecologist 60611
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Yes! A hysterectomy or removal of an ovary can be a minimally invasive surgery with your skilled Chicago women’s health physician

Dr. Stanley Friedell, Northwestern Women's Health Associates S.C Providing Minimally Surgery

There are several reasons why a woman may consider the removal of the uterus in the hysterectomy procedure or the removal of an ovary or an ovarian cyst. The decision to undergo this type of treatment is not made lightly. The goal of this procedure is to improve general health and wellbeing by treating chronic conditions such as abnormal bleeding, uterine prolapse, pelvic pain, endometriosis, cancer, or uterine fibroids. In many cases, hysterectomy or oophorectomy is the final option after other treatments have failed to produce the desired result or when diagnosis warrants the removal of certain reproductive organs.

During consultation and treatment for a woman’s health issue, discussion will be had about alternative treatments and the options for the hysterectomy procedure. Depending on the nature of the condition we are treating, we will remove a portion of the uterus, the entire organ, or possibly even surrounding structures such as the ovaries are part of the vagina. At this time, we will also be able to talk about the option of minimally invasive surgery for the completion of this procedure at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

In the past , the hysterectomy procedure has been considered an “open surgery,” which can make the process seem a little frightening. This surgical method is conducted in the hospital setting under general anesthesia. An incision is made into the abdomen and the uterus is carefully removed. The incision is closed with sutures and the patient may remain in the hospital for a few days post-op.

The professionals at Women’s Health Associates S.C., when possible, offer our patients minimally invasive surgical procedures. This may also be referred to as a laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic hysterectomy, laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy or oophorectomy . In this procedure, several small incisions are made and the uterus and / or ovary are removed with the aid of advanced instruments and imaging.

There are several reasons why we promote minimally invasive surgery when the procedure is suitable to the condition we are treating. With smaller incisions, there is a decreased risk of blood loss and infection. Patients tend to experience less discomfort, more discreet scarring, and a shorter recovery period as well.

Concerns related to pelvic health can be unnerving. We understand the stress you may feel when facing chronic pain, abnormal bleeding, or some other symptom of gynecological problems. Our team provides supportive care in a friendly environment. Our patients can count on our expertise and can feel comfortable knowing that they will get good, personalized care and all of their questions will be answered.

Call 312-440-9400 to schedule your consultation at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates

 

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